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Old 09-15-2018, 05:28 PM   #1
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Hi all, I’m in the market for a home standby generator and need some help in deciding on the proper size generator. I kind of know what circuits or rooms I would like to power up but would like to know if it’s possible. I have a central ac system with a heat exchanger but never use the heat. The upstairs has a separate split ac system but no need to have that running since we only live in the downstairs part of the house. So I would only like to cool the first floor with the central air system.
My AC system is a Trane XL14C. I believe it’s 3.5 ton unit but once again never have used the heat only the AC if that matters. I’ll attach a pic of the label on the Trane if that helps. I would like to power up two large screen TVs and living room / bedroom lights. I also have two kitchen refrigerators. We also have a 50 gallon gas water heater in the garage.
So the most important equipment to power up is the Trane AC system,lights,TVs and gas water heater. I’m terrible with home electric and avoid it whenever I can. So,can a home standby generator power this all up? I’m trying to understand what it will take to do this. Thanks for your help and patience....
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